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Shah Alam is the state capital for the state of Selangor. It is a modern township sandwitched in between Kuala Lumpur (KL) and the port city of Port Klang with few other major townships in its surrounding area including Klang (Royal Town and the first state capital for Selangor), Subang Jaya, Damansara, Bangi, and Kajang. It enjoys a vantage location being ideally located halfway between the national capital city, KL; and the viable Port Klang.

Shah Alam was only developed in the 1970s when the state of Selangor lost KL as its state capital. As KL was made the capital city of Malaysia in 1972, it was handed over to the Federal Government of Malaysia and hence put under the Federal Administration.

However, being a relatively newly develop city give Shah Alam an advantage in term of proper town planning as evidence in what it is today. It has been constructed according to a blueprint drawn up with the environment at the forethought of the planners. For instance, the city's main residential and commercial areas are located at one side of the Federal Highway and its industrial areas are at the other side. Most of its roads are also straight and wide with ample rooms for landscaping. It has become a showpiece city of the future, free from the inherent problems of haphazard development and shanty towns found in other major growth centers. However it do has it shares of problem like other major cities due to its fast development.

The Malays-Muslim form a majority of its population hence it is not suprising then that the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque is dominating the city's skyline.

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  • In a nutshell:A well planed modern city.
  • Last visit to Shah Alam: Jun 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    May 29, 2007 at 11:46 PM

    Great introduction to Shah Alam. We went to the see the beautiful blue mosque, walked around the lake and PKNS mall too! I think there is Makro also. Cheers, SL

  • Wild_Orchid's Profile Photo
    Jul 26, 2005 at 5:55 PM

    eh, how come you so pandai one? I'm amazed!

  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    Feb 21, 2005 at 2:53 AM

    Very nice place to visit. Interesting page

  • ukirsari's Profile Photo
    Aug 18, 2004 at 8:25 AM

    masih ada shah alam circuit tidak? :)


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